I think you have pretty much covered everything, Stef – far better than I could have done. Here was I, trying wet cat food in the hope the rat wouldn’t eat it and was probably attracting it instead! As it turned out the hog (winter hog who didn’t hibernate) didn’t like it anyway. At least we weren’t responding at the same time, this time – which seems to have been happening recently.
Welcome to the forum, LynnMc. Happy hog watching!